Blotter, Feb. 6, 2014

Andrea Thinelk

Woman missing since Friday

Grand Junction police are seeking information about the whereabouts of a Grand Junction woman who has been missing since last Friday.

Andrea Thinelk, 27, was last seen at Walmart, 2881 North Ave., where she cashed a check,  according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Thinelk told her roommate she planned to buy bus tickets to South Dakota for herself and her daughter. Friends and family say it is suspicious that Thinelk would leave behind her daughter with her roommate for this long without telling her roommate where she is.

Thinelk is an American Indian, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone who has seen her recently should call the police department at 242-6707.

Graffiti surge in Montrose


At least 10 separate, but likely related, incidents of graffiti have been reported over the last three days, according to Montrose Police Commander Gene Lillard.

Electrical boxes, stop signs, window boxes and other items have been hit in various parts of town, including the 800 block of N. Third Street, 600 block of S. Fifth Street, at the intersection of Fourth and Nevada streets, and the 900 block of S. Fourth Street, according to Lillard.

The majority of the cases involved spray paint, he said.

Anyone who observes suspicious behavior with paint or spray paint cans is encouraged to call police at 970-252-4010.

GJPD to host conference


Grand Junction will host The 2014 Colorado Public Safety Volunteer Coordinator Conference Sept. 19 at the Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Ave.

The conference is open to volunteer coordinators and lead volunteers from all public safety agencies in Colorado that have a volunteer program. Conference topics will include how to use volunteers of various ages, motivate volunteers, and incorporate volunteers into critical incident management.

Registration is $70 and can be mailed to Terri Gird, Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A female is suspected of sexually assaulting a child Tuesday in the southwestern part of the city.

■ Luis Vazquez, 18, and a 14-year-old boy were arrested Monday in the 700 block of North Avenue on suspicion of underage consumption of marijuana. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of underage marijuana consumption and possession of drug paraphernalia.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A man reported he was sprayed with pepper spray Tuesday while walking his dog in the 500 block of 30 Road. There is no suspect information.


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